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  • ABERDEEN COMMUNITY THEATRE

    2016 SEASON

    TUESDAY-SATURDAY, JUNE 7-11, 7:30 P.M. through SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2:30 P.M.

    BOOK BY MARK O’DONNELL AND THOMAS MEEHANMUSIC BY MARC SHAIMAN

    LYRICS BY SCOTT WITTMAN AND MARC SHAIMANBASED ON THE NEW LINE CINEMA FILM WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JOHN WATERS

  • BOARD OF DIRECTORSAnn Rasmussen, PresidentWarren Redmond, Vice-presidentKathy Stuck, TreasurerMEMBERS AT LARGELinda Batteen, Vicki Lust, Gregg Magera, Warren Redmond, Curt WischmeierRory King, Legal CounselSTAFFJames L. Walker, Artistic/Managing DirectorBrian T. Schultz, Education/Technical DirectorGary Darling, Marketing DirectorSteven Huber, Box Office Manager

    DONALD H. HALL, 1925-2008

    Co-Founder of ACT Honoree of ACT’s

    Donald H. Hall Scholarship, assisting ACT volunteers

    attending NSU. For more information or to contribute to this

    scholarship endowment fund, contact ACT at

    (605) 225-2228.

    support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota through the Department of Tourism and State Development and

    the National Endowment for the ArtsOffice of Arts • 800 Governors Drive • Pierre, SD 57501-2294

    www.sdarts.org • 605-773-3131 • In State 800-423-6665

    Interested in acting or directing but don’t have a lot of time? Have a great script you’d love to see on stage? Contact ACT at (605) 225-2228 or [email protected]

    Improving Communities One Theatre at a Time

    ACT is a proud member of the

    American Association of Community Theatre

    [email protected]

    FROM THE DIRECTOR

    FROM THE ARTISTIC/MANAGING DIRECTOR

    Welcome, thanks for coming to “Hairspray, the Broadway Musical.” We are so pleased to be able to bring you this wonderfully fun piece of musical theater with a great message of inclusion. It is important, especially in this rhetoric-filled political season, to remind ourselves from where we came and continue the battle. It’s been a challenge to assemble the needed ethnically-diverse cast, and more ethnic participation would have been welcome, but what fun it has been. I hope you enjoy the performance of these wonderful volunteer cast and crew members, and I hope you will consider being in a future ACT production. As I always say to the each cast and crew, “we can’t do it without you.” We always need people who will volunteer and make the commitment to make each community theater production happen. So, I hope you as an audience will look at participating, not only from your seat in the house but, as actors and technicians in one of our future productions. Please come and “get into the ACT.” I’m so happy to welcome all our new volunteers in their first ACT production.

    I want to thank them and you for supporting your community theater.

    If you haven’t had the opportunity, I encourage you to take in the productions at Storybook Land Theatre this summer. You’ll find this season’s show schedule on page 14 of this program.

    If you haven’t made a contribution yet this year, we could really use your help. If you have, thank you, but I hope you will consider an additional gift this year. Along with a new air conditioner, it is time for a new roof on the theater portion of this facility. Between a new air conditioner and a new roof we need to raise $50,000 more than usual for this season’s facility repairs. It’s not glamourous but it’s really necessary. We need to protect our investment in this historic Capitol Theatre facility. I hope you will help. Please see the back page of the program for additional tax deductible contribution information. Thank you.

    JAMES L. WALKER

    Wonderful ideas for musicals can come from the strangest places. In the past couple of summers, ACT has produced musicals based on a horror B movie and a children's animated film. And now comes HAIRSPRAY which began as a minor film success in 1988 by Baltimore fringe filmmaker John Waters. Its sweet story of a chubby girl's quest for acceptance has her finding it and integrating a Baltimore teen show in the process. This ‘little movie that could’ found its way to Broadway in 2002, Hollywood in 2007 and now to Aberdeen.

    This is a perfect fairy tale for our times, too. Tracy Turnblad is everything that represents

    an antidote to skinny models and perfect bodies. She's like all of us, and has dreams to match her size. Aided by a loving mother and father, she changes her small corner of Baltimore and all that come into contact with her. Tracy embraces life and its possibilities and shows us what a powerful thing hope can be. Integration was not as simple as this show would suggest, but what a beautiful world it would be - making room for everyone's dreams, bringing us closer together. Sure, it's a fantasy, but singing and dancing our way to a better world- now that's a wonderful idea.

    DANIEL YURGAITIS

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    SEASON SPONSORS contact ACT for informationAberdeen Federal Credit UnionAmerican NewsDacotah BankMichael A. & Rosemary L. DuchBill & Karen EdwardsMichael & Barbara EvansInterior Design ConceptsManorCareOphtholomology AssociatesQuality Quick PrintRiddle’s JewelrySouth Dakota Arts CouncilSally & Ka P. Squire3M

    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER $1,500 - $2,000hibüEthel HunstadTim & Amy Kessler Jim & Vicki LustIn Honor of Paige Walth

    PRODUCER $1,000 - $1,500Sanjeevi & Sarathi GiridharRees & Bonnie MielkeKurt & Aileen PermanSandvig Family Fund

    THEATRE ANGEL $525-$999

    Jeff CatronHansen Video Services /

    Wayne HansenHub City Radio / Daline GellhausHarvey & Cynthia JewettDr. Karl & Betsy KosseJerald & Marlene LoebsMcQuillen Creative Group, Inc. /

    Troy McQuillenDonna L & Dean O. MehlhaffMerxbauer’s Dental CenterDiane O’ConnorPantorium Cleaners / Dale BainReed & Ann RasmussenWarren & LeAnne RedmondLyle Walker

    BENEFACTOR $275-$524Richard & Sharlene AndersonTom & Linda BartholomewKent & Susan Edson

    Scott GohnDon & Kathy HarmelCarmel HeydCarson & Julie LarsonDan & Peggy ListerNorthern Valley CommunicationsPauer Sound & Music /

    Scott & Renita SauerJanis PearsonKendall & Linda PetersonKathleen WebbRobert WebbMax & Heidi WilliamsDaniel Yurgaitis

    SUSTAINER $125-$274Rob & Sherri AldingerRobert & Judith BeadleDwayn & Sheila BlomsterJames & Susan CremerDawn Deal DahlRoger & Beth DeiterNathan & Laura EdwardsDoug & Anita EilersGail ErdmannRod & Vicki EvansSteve & Dixie FordRobert & Erin FoubergG. Joyce GebhardtTerry & Cheryl GeislerDavid & Erin GiovanniniBernie & Shirley GossmannDoris GraeberLeo & Eleanor HaarLynn A HansonJason & Kelly HaskellDennis & Cherie HellwigJoan Kelly & Owen JonesMavis KirschenmannMichael & Sandra LevsenOlive LovettMerxbauer’s Dental CenterHenry & Sharon NikolasRobert & Lyla NikolasTimothy & Eileen NikolasPhilip “Flip” & Evelyn NikolasSteve & Cec PetersJulie PfeiferMuriel PigorsJulie PoeppelRoland & Rita PondMarge RosinRoger SchipkeShirley SchullerGeorge P & Sandy SullivanTri-State Water / Randy Peterson

    Jim WalkerLarry & Margaret WildJames V. Zeman

    PATRON – $75-$124Mary AmacherLinda & Harvey L. AmanAllen & Delores AndersonJohn & Patty BeyersJoy ColemanMyles & Karen DeVineMaxine DingerKen & Denise DulikAl & Audrey DutenhofferDana & Becky GuffinFrederic & Florence HartHealthcare Plus

    Federal Credit UnionJerry & Susan KamenKatherine Moen

    Mark & Karen MogenGeorgia RamosDennis & Arly SchnabelMyron & Arlene SchoppLila SchwalbeLoren & Lucille ToenniesDan & Susan VanDoverRoger & Karen Youngman

    FRIEND – $50-$74Ken & Linda AnglinPaulette CallenRic & Shelly DiasJim & Brenda DiedeJeff & Kathy EisenbeiszRay & Ann GalbraithHeidi HepolaDr. Douglas G. OhmerClyde & Dianne WarningNick & Linda Yockim

    2015 ACT & NSU’s “Working” L to R, Front: Shlomit Oren as Terry Mason/Roberta Victor, Trent Deyo as Mike Dillard/Allen Epstein, Lori Harmel as Rose Hoffman/Grace Clements, Merleen Frank as Kate Rushton/Maggie Holmes, Jillian Jensen as Amanda McKenny and Kati Bachmayer as Sharon Atkins/Delores Dante. Middle: Tyler Lanam as Freddy Rodriguez and Zachery Ell as Rex Winship/Conrad Swibel/Anthony Coelho/Tom Patrick. Back: Nate Wilson as Frank Decker/Eddie Jaffe and Tyson Meyer as Raj Chadha/Operator Voice.

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    S Mary AmacherRichard & Sharlene AndersonAllen & Delores AndersonKen & Linda AnglinTom & Linda BartholomewDennis & Linda BatteenDeb Dugan & Tim BaxterRobert & Judith BeadleJohn & Patty BeyersPhyllis BieglerSarah BirkholzSandra BlackDwayn & Sheila BlomsterCynthia BornLoretta BrickEdward & Ruth BrownMike & Kathy BrumbaughStanley BuechlerDwain & Judy BuntrockColleen CallumGordon & Jeanne CampbellJames & Laurie CampbellMary & Stuart CampbellJeff CatronJeanie ClarkJames & Susan CremerConnie CutlerBruce & Barb CutlerDacotah BankJames & Vi DafnisDawn Deal DahlVirginia DeJongTim & Cheryl DewaldVera DeyoBonita DolneyReed & Tricia DornbushMichael A. & Rosemary L. DuchGeoff & Cathy DurstKent & Susan EdsonBill & Karen EdwardsEide Bailly, LLPDoug & Anita EilersJeff & Kathy EisenbeiszWanda EmeryJohn & Cathy EmmettSandra ErdahlLayle & Dolores EvansMichael & Barbara EvansClaudia FastJulie FeiockRay & Ingrid FischerJohn & Margaret ForsethDee Anne GallTeresa GarafaloG. Joyce GebhardtJackie GeigerBill & Jodi GerdesDavid & Erin GiovanniniGreat Western BankCarla GrimrudChuck & Wendy Gugel

    Terry & Marcia HaalandLeo & Eleanor HaarLarry & Laura HadrickMark & Jeanette HahlerBill & Pat HaighFrancis & Phyllis HalvorsonDon & Kathy HarmelNancy HarrisonMike & Janene HarryHearing Care Professionals /

    Patrick & Ruth CoughlinMark & Janice HedgesJeff HendrickshibüJanet HilgemannChuck & Peggy HoggBev HolsingMarian HoltyTim & Barb HougeJames & Barbara HundstadLarry & Deb IhdeCarol Irion

    Allan JacobsonSylvia JasinskiCharlene JohnsonNorman L. KeelerJoan Kelly & Owen JonesSonya KempfMelvin & Virginia KesslerJames & JoAnn KokalesRod & Cyrece KonoDr. Karl & Betsy KosseScott & Kim KramJames & Lynn KreberBonnie & Jim KretchmanEarl & LaVonne KruseBarbara KuskeKaren M. LaneRay & Cyndy LarsonDee LauingerJim & Carol LeachJoe & Katie LeonMichael & Sandra LevsenDan & Peggy Lister

    Loren & Linda LockenJerald & Marlene LoebsJim & Vicki LustTony & Terry MachTom & Becky MalchowNoel & Terrie MartensWilliam & Evelyn McQuillenDonna L & Dean O. MehlhaffLavonne MillerKatherine MoenMerle & Janice MohrIrma MorkMark & Lynn MurphyAnna NagelBarb NelsonDave & Cindy NikolasHenry & Sharon NikolasRobert & Lyla NikolasPhilip “Flip” & Evelyn NikolasPeggy Marvis OberleJerry OligmuellerHenry & Bernice Oster

    2015 ACT’s “Shrek the Musical” Tyler Lanam as Donkey and Courtney Rott, Jr. as Shrek.

    2015 ACT’s “Girls’ Weekend” L to R, Front: Paulette Callen as Dot, Mindy Eggers as Carol, Isabella Seaton as Ellie and Lori Harmel as Meg. Back: Brian T. Schultz as Rick, Eliot Lucas as Stephen, David Womack as Sheriff Tom Lane and Jacob Womack as Bubba.

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  • Jon & Phyllis OsterMike & Ann ParadiseSharon ParantoAnita PattersonJanis PearsonSteve & Cec PetersAlice Jean PetersonKendall & Linda PetersonMuriel PigorsDonna RahmGeorgia RamosReed & Ann RasmussenDawn ReddenWarren & LeAnne RedmondJean ReisCheryl RobinsonMelvin & Julie RoeschRussell & Sheila RookDennis & Inez RyanGeorgia SchaeferJune ScherLaFay & Sharon Schipke

    Roger SchipkeRon & Bernadette SchmidtDennis & Arly SchnabelSid & Pat SchroederJohn & Carol SchuckShirley SchullerShafer Farms, Inc. / Dianna ShaferYevonne SiefkenAllen & Karen SiefkesMary & Doug SmeinsGloria SmithCindy Holler & Al SoulekSally & Ka P. SquirePatrick SteeleDeWayne & Adelaide StorleyBarbara StutenrothGeorge P & Sandy SullivanMargaret SumptionJeff & Marcia SveenChip & Marian SwansonDoug & Brenda ThompsonRodrick Tobin

    2015 ACT & NSU’s “A Christmas Story, the Musical” Orchestra L to R, Front: Jeremy Schutter, Luke Bergjord, Jacque Bratcher, Jamie Stadel, Mary Marion and Michael Skyles. Back: Tanner Schabot-Shultis, Colton Schaefer, Tanner Chilson, Nick Ries, Scott Glodt, Leslie Meyer, Molly Royals, Michelle Mennis and Steven Zimoski.

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    2015 ACT & NSU’s “A Christmas Story, the Musical” Courtney Rott, Jr. as Jean Shepard/Narrator and Drew Comstock as Ralphie Parker.

    Virginia TobinDeb TwissRoberta J. Van WagnerJohn & Nancy Vander HoekDan & Susan VanDoverDan & Vivian VetterKay VikanderRebecca VoigtWanda WagemannMarcia WagnerVergie WagnerJim WalkerMary WalkerLyle Walker

    Allen & Joyce WalterHorace & Donna WalterAngie WalthRobert WebbVince & Gita WebbWells Fargo Helen WilliamsDonna WilsonDr. Curt & Sue WischmeierKen & Camille WolffLawrence & Verneda WolffWoodman Refrigeration /

    John & Ramona WoodmanDwight & Francella Wookey

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    The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited.

    Please turn off watch alarms, pagers and cellular phones or leave them, as well as your seat location, with an usher.

    The Capitol Theatre is equipped with assistive listening devices. Ask an usher for details or go to the gallery concession counter to get one.

    Late seating at intermission only.

    South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism and State Development, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    Switch hearing aid to T-coil

    Special thanks to NSU Art Students for providing artwork and thanks to the NSU Art Department for facilitating the exhibit in the

    Jane West Gallery.

    CREWArtistic/Managing Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .JAMES L. WALKERDirector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . DANIEL YURGAITISAssistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PAIGE WAITHStage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SABRINA SMITH-MOUNTTechnical Director/Scenic/Sound Designer . . . . . . . . . . . . . BRIAN T. SCHULTZTechnical Assistants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LUCAS MURRAY, ANNA BRANTLEYVocal Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MARY MARIONProp Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ROB WILLIAMSLighting Designer/Light Board Operator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LARRY WILDFollow Spot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .PARKER SEAMENSound board operator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MICHAEL SKYLESCostumes. . . . . . . . . . .MARILYN DAVIS, GRACE FISCHER, JULIE LOVRIEN,

    NELLA THOMPSON, CAROL VETTER, JOSIE VOEGLERunning crew . . . .KURT DEAN, LINDSEY DOSCH, MARC FLOTHE, SCOTT GOHNSet crew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . AL BRADFORD, ANNA BRANTLEY, ELI CORBETT,

    KATIE DEYO, JULIA FRIEDRICHSEN, MAX LANGBEHN, LIZ LEWNO, MARK MARION, LUCAS MURRAY, JULI SCHULTZ, BRIAN SCHULTZ, NATALIE SCHULTZ, BRIGGS TOPLE, CLAIRE VETTER, PAIGE WALTH

    Advance box office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RIDDLE’S JEWELRY IN THE ABERDEEN MALL: BRENT REISENAUER,

    DON RESHETAR, KRISTEN HEITMANN, APRIL MEHLHOFF, JES HAALAND, ELIZABETH ZAPPA, BRENDA HANSEN,

    MICHAELA ROGERS, CHERISE MAYERCapitol box office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JULI SCHULTZ

    ACT SPECIAL THANKS

    Aberdeen Federal Credit Union; American News; Steve & Cristy Biegler; Marilyn Burckhard; CHS Drama Dept./Roger McCafferty; Dakota Broadcasting; Hansen Video Services/Wayne Hansen; Hub City Radio; Pauer Sound & Music/Scott & Renita Sauer; RhodesAnderson Insurance; Riddles Jewelry; Brian & LeAnn Wasmoen; Brenda Lamphere, Sandy Sullivan, Martha Mehlhaff, Phyllis Feickert, Linda Schnabel, Marilyn Seeber and Margaret Wild

    Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas MeehanMusic by Marc Shaiman

    Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc ShaimanBased on the New Line Cinema film written

    and directed by John Waters

    CASTEdna Turnblad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MARK COMSTOCKWilbur Turnblad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CHRIS ANDERSONTracy Turnblad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .LIZ LEWNOPenny Pingleton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SARAH HONERMANAmber von Tussle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CLAIRE VETTERLink Larkin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . THOMAS KRUEGERSeaweed J. Stubbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MAX LANGBEHNLittle Inez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SYMONE GAUERCorny Collins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ELI CORBETTVelma von Tussle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JENNIFER WADDLEMotormouth Maybelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MAYLYNN NGIRAILEMSANGPrudy Pingleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KATI BACHMAYER Gym Teacher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KELSEY PAPKEPrison Matron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . WHITNEY BUCHANANHarriman F. Spritzer/Principal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHRIS JACOBSONMr. Pinky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CHRIS RINKENBERGERBaltimorites . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ANTHONY MORRISSEY, TYLER NEWTON,

    LISA KANIZAR, BRENDA WEISHAAR, EMILY DAVIS, WHITNEY BUCHANAN, KELSEY PAPKE, MADDIE COMSTOCK,

    LEVI SEEFELDT, BRANDON HEIM, THOMAS KRUEGER, RYAN MARNETTE, CHRIS RINKENBERGER

    COUNCIL MEMBERSTammy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .DANICA MICKELSONBrad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TYLER LANAMFender . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JOHN CASSENSBrenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . HAYDEN MORRISSEYSketch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CHRIS CASSENSShelley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NATALIE BOLLINGERIQ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .RYAN MARNETTELou Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .KAITLIN BUCHHOLZDETENTION KIDS AND OUTSIDERSGilbert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TYLER NEWTONLorraine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MADDIE COMSTOCKStooie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .BRANDON HEIMThad. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LEVI SEEFELDT Cindy Watkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANNABELLE EASTMANOutsiders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . KENDRA OSBORNE, KEVIA JONES,

    KAYLA JONES, TAYLOR JONESDynamites . . . . . . . . . .DERYN LEWIS, DANICA MICKELSON, EMILY DAVIS

    ORCHESTRAViolin 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BETH NEITZERTViolin 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GREGG MAGERACello . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TAYLOR JOHNSONReed 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JAMIE STADELReed 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MICHELLE MENNESTrumpet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NICK RIESTrombone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .JEREMY SCHUTTERGuitar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TYLER BECKBass Guitar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ANDREW GRANDPREKeyboard 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .MARY MARIONKeyboard 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MISSY NGUYENDrums . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . JIM PANERIOMisc. Percussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .TANNER SHULTISConductor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .SARA WEISCHEDEL

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  • Thanks to our 2016 Season Sponsors

    Sally & Ka P. Squire

    Michael & Barbara Evans

    Bill & Karen Edwards

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    JANE WEST (REDMOND) was a lover of all visual and performing arts. Her involvement in the nurture of these was evident in the early efforts to procure the Capitol Theatre building for the Aberdeen Community Theatre. The Jane West Gallery is dedicated to her memory.

    SCENE BREAKDOWNACT ONEPrologue – Bedroom/StreetTracy, Street Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Good Morning Baltimore

    Scene 1- WZZT/Turnblad homeCorny, Tracy, Penny, Prudy, Edna, . . . . . . The Nicest Kids in TownCouncil Members, Velma, Wilbur

    Scene 2- Various BedroomsMoms, Girls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now

    Scene 3-WZZTVelma, Council Members, Tracy, Penny . . . . . I Can Hear the Bells

    Miss Baltimore CrabsScene 4- DetentionPrincipal, Tracy, Seaweed, Duane, Gilbert, Lorraine, Stooie

    Scene 5- The GymCorny, Tracy, Seaweed, Little Inez, Link, . . . . . . . . . . The MadisonHS Teenagers

    Scene 6- Success/WZZT/Turnblad homeEdna, Tracy, Wilbur, Corny, Velma, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .It Takes TwoSpritzer, Link, Council Members Velma’s Revenge

    Scene 7-Turnblad home/ Pinky’sEdna, Tracy, Dynamites, Mr. Pinky, . . . . . . Welcome to the SixtiesEnsemble

    Scene 8-The GymAmber, Shelley, Lou Ann, Link, Tracy, . . . . . . . . . Run and Tell ThatGym Teacher, seaweed, Duane, Gilbert,Penny, Fender

    Scene 9- The Record ShopLittle Inez, Seaweed, Tracy, Motor Mouth, . . . . Run and Tell That Outsider Teens, Penny, Link, Amber, Velma,Edna, Wilbur, Cindy Watkins

    ACT TWOScene 1 – DetentionMatron, The female cast (ex. Prudy), . . . . . . . .The Big Doll HouseWilbur, Guard

    Scene 2- Har-De-Har HutEdna, Wilbur, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . You’re Timeless to Me

    Scene 3- Tracy’s Cell/Penny’s Bedroom)Link, Tracy, Prudy, Penny, Seaweed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Without Love

    Scene 4-The Record ShopMotormouth, Cindy Watkins, Lorraine, . . I Know Where I’ve BeenPenny, Seaweed, Little Inez, Link, Tracy,Gilbert, Duane

    Scene 5- The Baltimore EventoriumFull Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hairspray Cooties You Can’t Stop the Beat

    THERE WILL BE A 15 MINUTE INTERMISSION. CONCESSIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE JANE WEST GALLERY.

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    WCHRIS ANDERSON (Wilbur Turnblad) Chris has been involved in theater since the 1980s and has been an ACT regular since “Spamalot” in 2012. He was last seen as Santa Claus in “A Christmas Story” in 2015. Chris would like to thank his wife, Jennifer, and their two sons, Jake and Brock, for their love and support of his acting habit.

    KATI BACHMAYER (Prudy Pingleton/Asst. Choreographer) Kati is an Aberdeen native and ACT regular (most recently awarded 2015 Performer of the Year). She works at the Aberdeen Development Corporation and serves on the Aberdeen Area Arts Council and Housing Authority boards. In 2015, Kati was seen onstage in “A Christmas Story,” “Shrek the Musical” and “Working.“

    PAULA NICOLE BERNADINO (Detention Kid) started her passion for the arts at the age of 4 doing ballet, school plays and musical band. She is currently paving her way through college as an aviation student. Further fulfilling her dreams, she’s now in Aberdeen, SD.

    NATALIE BOLLINGER (Shelly) graduated recently from Central High School. She’s been very active in the shows there including the last show “Anything Goes” as Hope Harcount. She’ll be attending Ball State University in Muncie, IN for musical theatre.

    KAITLIN BUCHHOLZ (LouAnn) is a Tripp native and a recent NSU graduate. She received her Bachelors of Music Arts degree in May and is currently working for Overhead Door. Her most recent appearance at ACT was as Kitty in “Pride and Prejudice.” She also appearered in many productions at NSU such as “Legally Blonde,” “Les Miserables,” and “On the Verge.”

    WHITNEY (EWINGER) BUCHANAN (Baltimorite/Mom/Homeless Woman/Matron) Whitney is the daughter of Curt and Susie Ewinger and has lived in Aberdeen her whole life. She is married to her wonderful husband John and has two pretty awesome boys, Jack and Charlie. She enjoys reading, refereeing roller derby and being a part of the ACT family.

    CHRIS CASSENS (Sketch) will be a junior at Falkton High School. He made his musical theater debut in 2014 as Gavroche in NSU’s production of “Les Misérables.” Since then he has participated in Oral Interpretation, One-Act Plays, and All-School plays. He is excited about his ACT debut.

    MADDIE COMSTOCK (Lorraine/Pinkie) will be a sophomore at CHS this year. She is involved in show choir, dance and orchestra. She is very excited to share the stage with her dad!

    MARK COMSTOCK (Edna Turnblad) lives and works in Aberdeen. He is a ’94 voice major from NSU. He’s married to Angie and they have two girls, Maddie and Carly.

    ELI CORBETT (Corny Collins) as a fresh graduate from NSU, Eli is thrilled to be returning to the ACT stage. Past ACT credits include the old man in “A Christmas Story: The Musical,” Bob Wallace in Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” and Igor in “Young Frankenstein.” He hopes you enjoy the show and invites you to come say hi backstage afterwards.

    EMILY SUSANNAH DAVIS (Dynamite/Baltimorite/Mother) is a recent graduate of NSU with a BA in Music, a BA in musical theatre, and a certificate in Arts Administration. She is grateful for the opportunity to do another show at ACT before starting grad school auditions.

    SYMMONE GAUER (Little Inez) is going to be a junior at Aberdeen Central. She has been in theater for several years and has done musicals at Central like “High School Musical” and “Anything Goes.” She sang in this year’s Regional Honors Choir and is a drama club officer at Central.

    BRANDON HEIM (Stooie/Guard) is a local magician and hopes to become a filmmaker once out of high school. He enjoys writing, acting and gaming and is really excited about this play.

    SARAH HONERMAN (Penny Pingleton) is a theater and English teacher at Groton Area High School. She graduated from NSU in 2013 and has enjoyed being involved with theater since high school. She would like to dedicate this performance to her loving husband, Seth, and her seven-month-old daughter, Robyn.

    CHRIS JACOBSON (Harriman F. Spritzer) is excited about performing in his first ACT production. He graduated from Central High School in 2011 and, most recently, from SDSU with Music Education in 2015. Chris has just finished his first year as the Assistant Choral Director and Vocal Jazz Director at Central High School. He is excited to perform for you and hopes you enjoy the show.

    JAYLA JONES (Detention Kid) makes her debut on this stage. Having never performed before, she has really enjoyed the experience. She is a seventh grade student at Simmons Middle School and enjoys singing and dancing. She hopes to learn more about acting in future shows.

    KEVIA JONES (Detention Kid) is excited to be making her musical debut in this production. She is a sophomore at Central High School. She enjoys art and music. Upon graduation, Kevia hopes to attend the Academy of Art in San Francisco.

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    WTAYLOR JONES (Detention Kid) is extremely proud to be joining the cast of “Hairspray.” Taylor is from Houston, TX and is currently here in Aberdeen attending Simmons Middle School as a sixth grader. She loves math and science.

    LISA KANIZAR (Baltimorite/Council Mom/Pinkies) This is Lisa’s third show with ACT. She would like to thank ACT for another amazing opportunity and her husband, family and friends for all their support.

    THOMAS KRUEGER (Link Larkin) is excited to make his adult debut with ACT. He has appeared in many YPT, SBLT and Aberdeen Central Theatre productions. He last appeared in Central’s production of “Anything Goes” as Billy Crocker. He will be attending the University of Missouri next fall majoring in Business Marketing.

    TYLER LANAM (Brad) is a Rapid City, SD native and this is his 4th appearance at ACT, with his most recent appearance as Mr. Darcy in ACT’s “Pride and Prejudice,” He is now a senior at NSU majoring in Musical Theatre.

    MAX LANGBEHN (Seaweed J. Stubbs) goes to Aberdeen Central High School where he does many activities such as Show Choir, Oral Interp, plays and musicals, drama club, and marching band. He is very excited to be a part of ACT’s production of “Hairspray” and be taking on his favorite role in this musical. He considers it a huge honor for him. He hopes you enjoy the show.

    DERYN LEWIS (Dynamite/Ensemble) just completed her freshman year at CHS. She has been involved in many musical groups including show choir, jazz band, the NSU Civic Symphony and others. She was also in the productions of “Harvey” and “Anything Goes” at CHS. She plans to pursue a career in acting, singing, and/or composing.

    LIZ LEWNO (Tracy Turnblad) is a returning Aberdeen native who is happy to be back and playing Tracy in one of her favorite shows and at her favorite theater. She has been in countless YPT productions as well as an SBLT cast member for four years. When she is not at ACT, she is either working or spending time with friends and family.

    RYAN MARNETTE (IQ) currently attends Roncalli High School. He likes to play video games in his free time and has had a blast rehearsing this play with the rest of the cast.

    DANICA MICKELSON (Tammy/Dynamite) is a senior at NSU majoring in Instrumental and Vocal Music Education from Miller, SD. “Hairspray” is her first main stage production. When she is not rehearsing, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog.

    ANTHONY MORRISSEY (Baltimorite/Ensemble/Blind man) is the music coordinator at the ARCC as well as a substitute teacher. Anthony has been a pit member for several musicals but this is his first time on stage for a musical. He is very happy to be sharing this experience with his daughter, Hayden.

    HAYDEN MORRISSEY (Brenda/Dynamite) has been in multiple YPT and high school productions. She is going to be a senior at Central High and she will be working at the ARCC as a dance assistant.

    TYLER NEWTON (The Drunk/Detention Kid/Riot Police/Security Guard) is from Jamestown, ND and this is his first show at ACT. This fall he will be a sophomore at NSU majoring in History Education. He hopes you enjoy the show.

    MAYLYNN NGIRAILEMESANG (Motormouth Maybelle) is from an island in the Pacific Region called Republic of Palau. She and her son, Jabez, moved to Aberdeen in 2011. She works for Banner Engineering and is a part-time student at Presentation College. Aberdeen has become their second home away from home and they love it here.

    KENDRA OSBORNE (Outsider) is delighted to be making her debut at ACT. She will be a freshman at Ipswich High School and has been involved with Ipswich Drama Club, Living Art Dance and Honors Performance at Carnegie Hall. She hopes to continue to be involved at ACT.

    KELSEY PAPKE (Gym Teacher/Ensemble) graduated from NSU in 2011 with a BA in Musical Theatre. She is very proud to be a part of the ACT community and her sixth production total. When she is not on stage, she spends time with her husband Cody and their three dogs.

    CHRIS RINKENBERGER (Mr. Pinky/Ensemble) is excited for his 5th show at ACT. He is currently working as a Manager at Lager’s Inn in Aberdeen. He graduated from Presentation College and hopes to complete his Masters in Counseling in the next few years.

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  • LEVI SEEFELDT (Pinky/Adult Ensemble/Riot Police/Detention Kid) is excited to perform in his second show at ACT. He has just completed his fourth year at NSU, where he studies Advertising Design with minors in Music and Entrepreneurial Studies. For his whole life he has had an affinity for performance and was active in Oral Interp, One-Acts and theater.

    CLAIRE VETTER (Amber Von Tussle) is going to be a junior at Aberdeen Central High School. She has been involved in Show Choir, Marching Band, Vocal Jazz, A Capella Choir and six high school productions, finishing off as Erma Latour in “Anything Goes.” She will participating in her first year as a cast member of SBLT.

    JENNIFER WADDLE (Velma Von Tussle) is excited to return to the stage in her first ACT role since 2009. Offstage, Jennifer is mom to twins, Ava & Jackson and toddler, Eden. She is a teacher of art and music in Warner, SD. Her theatrical highlights include a long list of productions at NSU, Northern Fort Playhouse, ACT, Pierre Players & the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, MN where she was lucky enough to meet living legend of musical theater, Stephen Sondheim.

    BRENDA WEISHAAR (Baltimorite/Council Mom/Pinkies) An Aberdeen native, Brenda made her ACT debut in “Peter Pan.” Most recently she was onstage as the Ugly Duckling in “Shrek” and the ensembles of “White Christmas” and “Spamalot.” She is excited to perform with this talented cast, orchestra and crew.

    TYLER BECK (Guitar) is an NSU junior from Leola who plays guitar in Jet Lagged and upright bass at Northern. He always looks forward to playing guitar and is excited to join the pit for the first time.

    ANDREW GRANDPRE (Electric Bass Guitar) is a professional music educator, composer and performing musician. He is currently the 5-12 Music Specialist at Aberdeen Christian School and the Music Director at First Baptist Church. He is married to his lovely wife, Charlotte, and they have an 8-month-old daughter, Finley.

    TAYLOR JOHNSON (Misc. Percussion) has played in the pit orchestra for several ACT and NSU productions. He was last heard at ACT playing bass guitar in 2014’s production of “Little Shop of Horrors.”

    GREGG MAGERA (Violin) is an attorney/partner with the Siegel, Barnett & Schutz law firm. He has enjoyed playing in the pit for many summer musicals when not playing tennis. He is married to Barbara, and they have two daughters, Katie and Emily. Break a leg, cast, crew and pit.

    MARY MARION (Music Director/keyboard 1) has served as musical director for ACT’s musicals for the past 20 years. She retired after working as a music specialist in the Aberdeen Public Schools, and stays busy accompanying at NSU and teaching piano. Mary is married to her “leading man,” Mark.

    BETH NEITZERT (Violin 1) is the orchestra teacher at Holgate and Simmons middle schools. She is also the concertmaster of the Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony. Beth also plays in orchestras in Brookings and Mitchell. Lastly, she is a violinist in the newly founded NSU String Quartet.

    MISSY NGUYEN (Keyboard 2) has played in the pit for previous ACT shows “Grease” and “Anything Goes.” She has been on stage in “Chicago” as a chorus/ensemble member. Missy enjoys teaching vocal music, playing at church, and accompanying two local men’s choruses. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband Koos and their two dogs, Rufus and Riley.

    JIM PANERIO (Drums/Percussion) has been teaching music in Aberdeen since 1993. He currently teaches band and general music at Simmons Middle School, and for 14 years taught percussion at NSU. He and wife Debbie have two sons. He has been involved with ACT’s last five summer musicals.

    NICK RIES (trumpet) is a junior studying music education at NSU. He is a member of numerous ensembles on campus including the University/Civic Symphony Orchestra, the Marching Wolves and NSU’s top jazz ensemble, for which he plays lead trumpet. He has played in the pit for NSU’s production of “Les Miserables” (2014), Roncalli High School’s production of “Oklahoma!” (2014) and ACT and NSU’s production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.”

    TANNER SCHABOT-SHULTIS (percussion) is from Aberdeen and a freshman studying music education and a history at Northern State University. This is the sixth theater production he has been a part of.

    JEREMY SCHUTTER (Trombone) Jeremy lives in Aberdeen with his wife, Nicole, and his daughters, Masyn and Kaelyn. He is the head band director at Central High School. Jeremy has played in several other shows including “Chicago,” “Shrek,” and “A Christmas Story.” In his free time, Jeremy likes spending time with his family, walking his dogs, and being outdoors.

    JAMIE STADEL (Reed 1) Jamie Stadel graduated this spring from NSU with a degree in Instrumental Music Education. She will be teaching band and orchestra in the Sioux Falls school district this fall. She has played in numerous pits for ACT including: “A Christmas Story,” “Shrek,” and “White Christmas.”

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  • SARA WEISCHEDEL (Conductor) was born and raised in Aberdeen. She lives with her husband, Wayne, and kids, Cadence and Drake. She teaches band at Holgate Middle School, plays in the municipal band and is excited to be a part of this show!

    ANNA BRANTLEY (Tech Assistant) is a senior Theatre major at HSU in Arkadelphia, AR. She is from Pine Bluff, AR. This will be her 21st production to be involved in. Anna is the summer intern here at ACT and refers to herself as the “Paint Goddess.”

    SABRINA MOUNT (Stage Manager) is an Aberdeen native and theater has always been close to her heart. She has been involved in many YPT productions and has always had an interest in the behind the scenes aspect of a production. She is grateful to be the stage manager of this production and is thankful to her family and friends for their support.

    LUCAS MURRAY (Technical Assistant) is the new Assistant Tech Director at ACT. Lucas comes with a background in music and theater. He is a graduate of SDSU. He is a proud father of four children and loves encouraging the next generation of theater enthusiasts. Lucas considers it a great honor to be a part of ACT and the Capitol Theatre.

    BRIAN T. SCHULTZ (ACT technical director/sound designer) resides in Aberdeen with wife, Juli, and two daughters. He is also ACT’s education director and SBLT’s director. Schultz received Best Supporting Actor at the AACT 2009 national festival for his role as Russ Renner in ACT’s “How to Talk Minnesotan: The Musical” and Comprehensive Creativity in the 2013 AACT Region V festival for his work on “The Top Job!” After winning first place in the 2015 South Dakota State Chili Cook-Off in August, he competed in the World Chili Cook-Off in Reno, NV last fall.

    MICHAEL SKYLES (Sound Board Operator) has been a faculty member at Northern State University since 2009, teaching private voice, diction, and vocal pedagogy, as well as serving as the vocal and music director for musical theater activities. An avid soloist, Michael has sung all over the United States for many professional opera companies, orchestras and choruses, including Cleveland Opera, the Chicago Symphony and Music of the Baroque.

    NELLA THOMPSON (Costuming) cannot remember a time when she did not have some type of needle in her hand. Sewing, knitting, crocheting, and cross-stitch are just a few of her needle interests. Nella has enjoyed stitching since receiving sewing cards for her third birthday. She has been sewing costumes with ACT for 22 years. Nella takes pleasure in contributing to the Aberdeen Community which she terms “Little Town on the Prairie” with her sewing skills.

    PAIGE WALTH (Assistant Director) just finished her first year of college at MSUM with a degree in Theatre; emphasis in Tech. She has been involved in various aspects of theater, acting, and tech since 2007. She is ecstatic to be back as a Storybook Land Theatre cast member for the fourth time.

    JAMES L. WALKER (ACT artistic/managing director) is an Aberdeen native. He has acted, directed and adjudicated professionally for more than 35 years and has been ACT’s artistic/managing director for 31 years. He has earned numerous directing and scenic design awards. Jim was appointed by the governor to the South Dakota Arts Council in 2008 and currently serves as chair. Jim is also a member of the national board of directors of the American Association of Community Theatre and is the National Festival Commission Chair. Last June, he received the prestigious AACT Fellow Award.

    ROB WILLIAMS (Props Master) studied theater at the University of Arkansas with an emphasis in Directing and Design. He now lives in Langford with his wife Heather, and does his best to raise their kids and a dachshund. He’d like to thank ACT and Dan Yurgaitis for the opportunity to be involved with theater once again..

    LARRY WILD (light design/light board operator) was technical director for ACT’s “Annie Get Your Gun” (1980) and is Assistant Professor Emeritus of Theater at NSU, where he taught for 32 years. He and his family have been involved with ACT many times.

    DANIEL YURGAITIS (director) is director of theater at NSU and has directed companies across the country. He choreographed ACT’s “Honk!”, earning him Outstanding Achievement-Choreography awards at the state, regional and national 2007 AACT festivals and international recognition in Japan in 2008. He was selected NSU’s Faculty of the Year in 2012.

    AMERICAN ASSOCIATIONOF COMMUNITY THEATRE

    Improving Communities One Theatre at a Time

    ACT is a proud member of the American Association of Community Theatre

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  • 2016 Hairspray Orchestra Front L-R: Tyler Beck, Jamie Stadel, Mary Marion, Michelle MennesRow 2 L-R: Gregg Magera, Beth Neitzert, Andrew Grandpre, Jeremy SchutterRow 3 L-R: Sara Weischedel, Nick Ries, Melissa NguyenRow 4 L-R: Taylor Johnson, Tanner Shultis, Jim Panerio

    2015 YPT’s “Perfectly Lumpy” Symmone Gauer as Napkin, Tabor Schabot as Buddy and Jonah Kost as Lumpy.

    2016 YPT on the Mainstage in “Godspell, Jr.” Eric Jacobsen and Peyton Moench

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  • If you would like more information about ACT’s programming or would like to be added to ACT’s email and mailing list, please email [email protected] or call ACT’s office at (605) 225.2228.

    Production Volunteer Opportunities

    ACTING: onstage roles.

    STAGE MANAGEMENT: aid the director during rehearsal and oversee backstage activities during performances.

    COSTUMES: construct costumes according to direction of costume designer (sewing not required).

    PROPS: gather, construct and organize properties for productions.

    SET CONSTRUCTION: build and/or paint set according to direction of set designer.

    LIGHTS: operate light board during performances.

    SOUND: operate sound board during performances.

    BOX OFFICE: sell tickets to performances and film events.

    HOUSE MANAGING: oversee ushers seating patrons, set up concessions.

    USHERING: seat patrons before performances.

    Non-Production Volunteer Opportunities

    OFFICE ASSISTANCE: assist in maintaining regular office hours when staff is absent.

    MAILING ASSISTANCE: assist in preparing ACT mailings.

    WORK DAY ASSISTANCE: assist with special organizational projects at ACT.

    IMPROVISATION GROUP: rehearses and performs improvisational theater games for community events.

    FACILITY MAINTENANCE: assist with cleaning and maintenance of the theater.

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE:

    Get Involved with YOUR Community Theater!

    2015 ACT ACTie Award Winners (L to R): Mark Anderson, Donald H. Hall Lifetime Achievement Award; Ronda Anderson, Staff Member of the Millennium; Marilyn Burckhard, Techie of the Year; Kati Bachmayer, Performer of the Year; Lori Harmel, Volunteer of the Year; Mary Marion, Orchestra Member of the Year; Carlee Miller, Newcomer of the Year.

    2015 ACTie Business of the Year Riddle’s Jewelry in the Aberdeen Mall, represented by Don Reshetar and Brent Reisenauer.

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  • SPONSOR $1,000 & ABOVE Aberdeen Federal

    Credit UnionAberdeen Optimist ClubAmerican NewsDacotah BankMichael A. &

    Rosemary L. DuchMichael & Barbara EvanshibüRiddle’s JewelrySouth Dakota Arts CouncilSally & Ka P. SquireIn honor of Paige WalthDr. Curt & Sue Wischmeier3M

    DIRECTOR $500 - $999

    Avera St. Luke’s HospitalBill & Karen EdwardsJim & Vicki LustTom & Danielle

    Aman Foundation

    CO-STAR $240 - $499

    Pauer Sound & Music/ Scott & Renita Sauer

    LEADING ACTOR $120 - $239

    Tom & Linda BartholomewDakota Kennels / Bonnie BitzMichael & Sandra Levsen

    SUPPORTING ACTOR $60 - $119Ken & Denise DulikDoris GraeberHansen Video Services /

    Wayne HansenJeff HendricksMargie MooreMarge RosinGeorge P & Sandy SullivanKathleen WebbLarry & Margaret Wild

    CHORUS $30 - $59

    Wayne & Janice HansenKessler’sTimothy & Eileen NikolasWanda Wagemann

    ADD YOUR NAME TO THIS LIST BY

    BECOMING A YPT SUPPORTER.

    Do you have or know a child who is a class clown or always putting on a play? Contact YPT at (605) 225-2228 or [email protected] to have that child’s name added to our mailing list and get him or her involved in our fun, educational theater activities.

    2015 YPT’s “Property Rites” Abigail Yates as Figure 3 and Allie Garofalo as Figure 15

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    Discover Storybook Land Theatre Camp

    The Unfortunate Timing of the Tin Man’s Broken HeartBy Tom SchinderlingOriginal Music by Dave RossSpecial Guest Director: Shlomit Oren-Ross

    Friday, June 10, 7:30 p.m.Saturday, June 11, 7 p.m.

    Acting With the Stars Middle School Theatre Camp

    After Ever HappilyBy Kandie Kelley

    Tuesday, June 14, 10 a.m.Wednesday, June 15, 7 p.m.Friday, June 17, 7 p.m.

    The ThroneBy Verna Safran

    Tuesday, June 21, 10 a.m.Wednesday, June 22, 7 p.m.Friday, June 24, 7 p.m.

    Wally Wuzzlemoore Wants a New FamilyBy Tom Schinderling

    Tuesday, June 28, 10 a.m.Wednesday, June 29, 7 p.m.Friday, July 1, 7 p.m.

    How I Became a PirateBook, Music & Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman

    Based on the book “How I Became a Pirate” by Melinda Long, Illustrations by David ShannonSpecial Guest: Jackson Rott

    Monday, July 4, 5 p.m. (part of Wylie Park’s 4th of July Celebration)Tuesday, July 5, 10 a.m.Wednesday, July 6, 7 p.m.Friday, July 8, 7 p.m.

    Shakespeare for Kids!By Michelle Lema & Melissa Scher

    Tuesday, July 12, 10 a.m.Wednesday, July 13, 7 p.m.Friday, July 15, 7 p.m.

    Skippyjon Jones the MusicalBook by Linda DaughertyMusic & Lyrics by Nick MartinBased on the books by Judy Schachner

    Tuesday, July 19, 10 a.m.Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m.Saturday, July 23, 1:30 p.m. (part of Storybook Land Festival, with special guest Judy Schachner)

    The Knight’s ErrandBy Marilyn Anne Campbell

    Tuesday, July 26, 10 a.m.Wednesday, July 27, 7 p.m.Friday, July 29, 7 p.m.

    Storybook Land Theatre2016 Season Schedule

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  • BOX OFFICE ACT’s box office prior to a show’s opening is Riddle’s Jewelry in the Aberdeen Mall. Typical hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m and Sunday, 12-6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in person at Riddle’s Jewelry or by mail to ACT. The Capitol Box office is also open one hour prior to performances. Tickets can also be purchased online at AberdeenCommunityTheatre.com.

    PERFORMANCES ACT maintains a firm policy of not canceling any performance due to weather. We urge all ticket holders to make every effort to attend. In the event that travel proves impossible at performance time, ticket holders may inquire at ACT’s office the next business day. ACT will make alternative arrangements, excluding refund, when possible.

    ACCESSIBILITY Wheelchair seating arrangements should be made by informing ACT at the time of ticket purchase.

    ASSISTIVE LISTENING DEVICES The Capitol Theatre is now equipped with a Hearing Loop system, which transmits sound to hearing aids with T-coils. Those without hearing aids or without T-coils may check out an assistive listening device. Ask an usher for details or go to the Jane West Gallery to check one out. You will need a driver’s license or credit card to leave as a deposit. Devices must be returned immediately after the show.

    EXITS Please familiarize yourself with all emergency routes and exits closest to you.

    P.O. Box 813, 417 S. Main Street, Aberdeen, SD 57402-0813 PHONE (605) 225-2228 FAX (605) 226-5494 EMAIL [email protected] WEBSITE AberdeenCommunityTheatre.com CapitolCinema.net

    Aberdeen Community Theatre (ACT) is a not-for-profit community theater serving the greater Aberdeen area. It is a member of the Aberdeen Area Arts Council, South Dakotans for the Arts, Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce, American Association of Community Theatre.

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    VOLUNTEERING ACT welcomes all volunteers. Your involvement in set construction, costume making, ushering or fund raising projects will mean a great deal to us and can be fun and rewarding for you. If you can hammer, sew, paint, saw, embroider, type, glue, help gather props or enjoy working with kids, please volunteer now.

    GROUP RATES Special rates are offered for groups of 12 or more at time of ticket purchase for all shows.

    TOURS To schedule a Capitol Theatre and behind-the-scenes tour for your group, please call at least two weeks prior to requested date.

    ACT IMPROV TROUPE Join the fun with the troupe on stage or at your event. Seen at Glacial Lakes Regional or Brown County Fair Chili Cook-off, 3M Employee Recognition Dinner, Avera St. Luke’s Heart Health Dinner, Wyndham International Christmas Party and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. For more information about performing with or booking ACT’s Improv Troupe, contact us at (605) 225-2228 or [email protected]

    FILM PROGRAM Capitol Cinema shows a wide variety of films in Theatre B at the Capitol Theatre at 7 p.m. nightly year-round. To be placed on the Capitol Cinema mailing list, contact us at (605) 226-5494 or [email protected] Having your address only on ACT’s mailing list doesn’t guarantee you will receive information on all Cinema activities.

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    Storybook Land Theatre June 10 - 29

    Tuesdays at 10am, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7pm

    Free shows at the Storybook Land CastleFollow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SBLTheatre 2015 SBLT Cast Shown here

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  • THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING

    WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED OUR SHOW.Thank you for being a vital part of Aberdeen Community Theatre through your ticket purchase or season subscription. 2016 is our 36th year of promoting local talent and we appreciate the opportunity to provide you with quality live entertainment.

    PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A CONTRIBUTION TO ACT FOR 2016. Subscriptions and ticket sales provide funds for only a portion of ACT’s production expenses.

    YOUR SUPPORT IS ESSENTIAL TO ACT’S SUCCESS.Your contribution is entirely separate from ticket sales. Because no tickets are included, this contribution goes directly to Capitol Theatre ongoing expenses and supporting ACT volunteers.

    ONLY THROUGH YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT CAN ACT CONTINUE ITS MISSION OF PROMOTING LOCAL TALENT IN THE CAPITOL THEATRE.

    For your convenience, use the contributing support card to the left. Mail your contribution to ACT, PO Box 813, Aberdeen, SD 57402-0813.

    Be listed among the contributing members in ACT’s 2016 season programs seen by more than 11,000 patrons. You are an essential part of YOUR community theater. Your annual contribution is much needed and greatly appreciated.

    Thank you for “getting into the ACT” by supporting Aberdeen Community Theatre, your local, internationally recognized community theater.

    Thanks for your help.

    JIM WALKERACT Artistic/Managing Director

    CLIP AND MAIL TO ACT, PO BOX 813, ABERDEEN, SD 57402-0813

    ACT CONTRIBUTING SUPPORTYour contribution in one of the following categories is essential to ACT’s continued success in producing quality performances, Young People’s Theatre activities and all of ACT’s programming in the Capitol Theatre. Contributing support is separate from VIP, Individual or Flex subscriptions and ticket purchases.

    Because no tickets are included with your contributing support, this donation goes directly to Capitol Theatre ongoing expenses and supporting ACT volunteers.

    CONTRIBUTION CATEGORIESSEASON SPONSOR - Contact ACT for information.

    Executive Producer . . . . . . . $1,500 - $2,250 ______

    Producer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000 - $1,499 ______

    Theatre Angel . . . . . . . . . . . . . $525 - $999 ______

    Benefactor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $275 - $524 ______

    Sustainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125 - $274 ______

    Patron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $75 - $124 ______

    Friend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50 - $74 ______

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    My contribution is $______________________________

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    Please accept my donation, but do not list me in ACT’s programs.

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